of a man, to caress a woman intimately.
|‘Bonny Lass o’ Liviston’ in Merry Muses of Caledonia (1965) 158: Wi’ baith ends o’ the busk, I made me free.|
|Sl. and Its Analogues.|
a toast before drinking.
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions n.p.: Busk. A piece of Whalebone or Ivory, both formerly worn by Women to stiffen the fore of their stays: hence the toast—Both Ends of the Busk.|
|,||Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd, 3rd edn) n.p.: busk. A piece of whalebone or ivory, formerly worn by women, to stiffen the forepart of their stays: hence the toast—Both ends of the busk.|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|